Colorado wouldn't be battling for a playoff spot if it wasn't for the play of standout rookie Gabriel Landeskog.

On Monday night, the Calder Trophy candidate ripped home the biggest goal of his career 1:52 into overtime, as the Avalanche picked up some much-needed points with a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

In the extra session, Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick kept the puck in the Anaheim zone and Landeskog, the second overall pick last year, fired a slap shot past Jonas Hiller's glove for his team-best 19th goal of the season.